The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

8.0 / Rated by 3 people

116 min.
Plot  In 1949, Ed Crane (Billy Bob Thornton) is a low-key barber in the town of Santa Rosa, California. He is married to Doris (Frances McDormand), a bookkeeper with a drinking problem, and works in a barber shop that belongs to his brother-in-law Frank (Michael Badalucco). A customer named Creighton Tolliver (Jon Polito) tells Ed that he's a businessman looking for investors to put up $10,000 in a new technology called dry cleaning. Ed decides to get the money by anonymously blackmailing Doris's boss, "Big Dave" Brewster (James Gandolfini), whom he knows to be having an affair with Doris. Dave embezzles money from his department store to pay the blackmail. However, he soon pieces together the scheme and beats Tolliver until he implicates Ed. Dave confronts Ed at the store and attempts to kill him, but Ed stabs Dave fatally with a cigar knife.

After finding irregularities in the store's books, the police arrest Doris for embezzlement and murder. Ed is persuaded to hire Freddy Rieden...



Frances McDormand
Doris Crane
Michael Badalucco
Frank Raffo
Richard Jenkins
Walter Abundas
Scarlett Johansson
Birdy Abundas
Jon Polito
Creighton Tolliver
Tony Shalhoub
Freddy Riedenschneider
James Gandolfini
Big Dave Brewster
Brian Haley
Officer Krebs
Jack McGee
P.I. Burns
Adam Alexi-Malle
Jacques Carcanogues
Christopher McDonald
Macadam salesman
John Michael Higgins
An ER doctor (uncredited)


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The Man Who Wasn't There
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Bultan rated The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) with 9.0 stars / 27.02.2015

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